Seller Tips: Market Your Home for Maximum Exposure

Once you’ve made the decision to sell your home and have selected aMarket Your Home REALTOR® to represent you, it’s time to work with your agent to market your property so it sells as quickly as possible. Your agent should share a marketing plan with you, but the more you know the process of selling your home, the easier it is to support their efforts.

 

Pre-Market Tips

The day that your home goes on the market it should be in prime condition and priced right to attract the most potential buyers.

  • Work with your agent to determine an appropriate and realistic price based on market conditions and comparable sales.
  • Have your house looking pristine by cleaning and removing clutter. Your agent can suggest repairs that should be made to make the home more appealing.
  • Provide your agent with any necessary tips or information about your home and community.

 

What to Expect from Your REALTOR®

Many agents have experience staging homes, and will give you advice and suggestions on how to make your home more appealing. Once your home is looking its best, your agent should market your home in multiple ways:

  • Take excellent photos or hire a professional photographer to showcase your home online with attractive pictures.
  • List your home on the local Multiple Listing Service and make sure it receives maximum exposure on multiple websites.
  • Reach out to other real estate brokers and agents who work with buyers in your price range.
  • Showcase your home on various forms of social media.
  • Respond quickly and efficiently to all interested parties, and get feedback from all visitors to gauge their interest.

 

What Your REALTOR® Should Expect From You

While your agent does the heavy lifting when it comes to marketing, as a seller you should support them in several ways:

  • Keep your home as clean, neat and odor-free as possible while it is on the market.
  • Make your home as available as possible to buyers for showings, no matter how inconvenient it may be to you and your family. Your home won’t sell if no one can see it.
  • Leave the house when buyers are there, since studies have shown that buyers linger and look more carefully when the homeowners aren’t present.
  • Lock up your pets or take them away when buyers are visiting, especially during an open house when multiple visitors are expected.
  • Provide information for your agent to pass along to potential buyers about any relevant amenities in your neighborhood or nearby your home so they can better appreciate your home’s location.

 

Source: National Association of REALTORS® (Realtor.com)

Feature Friday: 11 Sheriff’s Lane, EDG

Check out this week’s featured property – a charming antique home located in the heart of Edgartown Village

11 Sheriff’s Lane, Edgartown

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A true hidden treasure ~ Located in the heart of the Edgartown Village yet tucked away at the end of a quiet side lane is a most charming antique home. The existing home and outbuildings may be renovated and expanded or if brand new is the vision, the land lends itself perfectly for a new sizable residence. The grounds are lush and mature, offering unexpected privacy and seclusion – additionally, your neighbor is Sheriff’s Meadow, offering nearly 20 acres of conservation land to walk and enjoy sweeping views of Eel Pond and Nantucket Sound.

Exclusively offered at $1,785,000

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Sold Listing: 52 Waterview Road, OB

We are pleased to announce the sale of this family home located in the Waterview Farms community of Oak Bluffs

 

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52 Waterview Road, Oak Bluffs

$762,500

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Market Report: August

Market statistics for the month of August 2014…

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Whether you’re interested in buying or selling a property, or are just curious about the Martha’s Vineyard real estate market, we hope this information has been helpful. For more information on current market trends, or to speak to one of our agents, please contact us.

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New Listing: 20 Oliver Street, EDG

Check out our new listing – a pristine and spacious “paired home” in Edgartown Village

20 Oliver Street, Edgartown

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A most sophisticated concept for Edgartown Village. This remarkable “paired house” offers two dwellings, each with two bedrooms, two plus baths, kitchens, multiple living spaces and decks. The property may also be utilized as a spacious single family home for family and friends to enjoy in comfort and style. A recent transformation of the former structure with new windows, roof, heating system, air conditioning throughout and more leaves no need for improvement. Live the Village lifestyle and enjoy town amenities just steps away.

Exclusively offered at $1,800,000

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Feature Friday: 145 Meetinghouse Way, EDG

Take a look at this week’s featured property – a spacious, contemporary home located in Katama

145 Meetinghouse Way, Edgartown

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Katama Privacy – a unique Katama condition. This spacious Katama contemporary home is situated in a lightly wooded, private location 1.5 miles from Edgartown Village and South Beach, and just a short walk away from the Edgartown Great Pond, which offers swimming, boating and picnicking. Opposite conservation land, this bright, open-concept home with 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, and an expansive wrap-around deck, enhances summer living. Many architectural features, including sliding glass doors and half-rounded windows, allows natural sunlight and ventilation throughout. This house is being sold turnkey.

Exclusively offered at $855,000

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Sold Listing: 31 Woodhaven Drive, EDG

We are pleased to announce the sale of this spacious Colonial in Edgartown

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31 Woodhaven Drive, Edgartown

$799,037

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Feature Friday: 56 Cottage Street, EDG

Take a look at this week’s featured property – a pristine, stately residence in Edgartown Village

56 Cottage Street, Edgartown

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Among the picturesque streets of Edgartown Village sits a sophisticated and stately residence. Designed by noted Vineyard architect, Mark Hutker, the home showcases exceptional mill work, inspiring architectural elements and modern amenities which result in an understatedly elegant yet comfortable interior. With three levels, the floor plan is uncompromising and most accommodating. Multiple gathering spaces and 6 bedrooms make this a must see for the discriminating buyer who wishes to enjoy village living with family and friends. Enjoy an easy walk to Fuller Street Beach, the harbor and boutiques and restaurants of Main Street. This offering includes fine furnishings and the most tasteful decorative accessories and homewares.

Offered at $4,600,000

Sold Listing: 11 Dunes Road, EDG

We are pleased to announce the sale of this family home at South Beach in Katama

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11 Dunes Road, Edgartown

$1,200,000

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Feature Friday: 13 Young Street, EDG

Check out this week’s featured property – a three story contemporary located in the heart of Katama

13 Young Street, Edgartown (Katama)

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Location, location, location! In the heart of Katama sits this three story contemporary, in excellent condition, and on a private 3/4 acre parcel… not a cookie-cutter floor plan but instead multiple living levels with lots of windows and decking… furnished and ready to be enjoyed as is or redesign to your needs… walk to breakfast at the Right Fork Diner at the Katama Air Field, enjoy the sun and surf of South Beach right around the corner and the shops, galleries and restaurants of Main Street are a bike ride away…

Exclusively offered at $799,000

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